mixed media on 18×24″ paper, 2012

I hate it when people say they support gay rights or gender equality, but then they spout obviously homophobic comments like, “That’s so gay.” Supporting gender equality isn’t just a hipster trend that you can passively Like on Facebook and never think about it again. It’s an ongoing struggle for many people against violence, hatred, and bigotry. If you’re going to say that you support gender equality, then actually do something about it. Change the way you think, the words you say, the actions you take.

I chose to do this piece with text because I believe that words have power. Words can be more effective than images, and words can be more effective as images.